Port Charlotte, FL (August 9, 2019) – On Monday morning of this week, a man named Ricky Nelson tricked a woman into thinking something was wrong with her vehicle and then robbed her.
The incident took place around 10:00 a.m. near the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet on Kings Highway in Port Charlotte. Nelson approached the victim and told the victim that she had a flat tire. She rolled down her window, which is when the suspect punched her in the face and snatched her purse from her.
The victim attempted to fight back, but Nelson was able to flee the scene with her purse. Nelson then got away in his vehicle.
Witnesses were able to take a picture of Nelson’s license plate and deputies made an arrest on Monday night. He has been charged with battery and robbery.
The investigation continues at this time.
Port Charlotte Battery Laws
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